Remodeling Resources

Considering a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel or home renovation in Seattle? Here we've included a section of news and resources.

Discovery Channel Features Built Square

Green Construction: See Built Square cofounder Divven Browne on the Discovery Channel's "Head Rush: Cool Jobs In Science."

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Great Remodeling Links

Remodeling Magazine - Average Remodeling Costs:

Check if your contractor is licensed with the State of Washington and if their insurance and bond is current:

Do I need a permit?

Permits and DPD:

Seattle Building Codes:

City of Seattle Client Assistance Memos (CAMS):

Side Sewer Cards:

Green Building Incentives

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency:

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency:

How Green Are You?

Calculate your carbon footprint:

Find your water footprint:

How clean is the energy I use?

How walkable is your neighborhood?

Green Building Techniques

Advanced Framing:

Rain Water Harvesting in Seattle:

Building Green:

Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat:

City of Seattle Green Home Remodeling Guides:

Green Building Standards

Built Green:

International Living Building Institute:

American Lung Association Health House:

Eco Building Guild:

LEED for Homes:

Passive House:

Miscellaneous Green Links

Wow, You Can Recycle That? Find Recycling Centers Near You:

Latest in Green Building:

National Geographic's Green Guide for Everyday Living:

Green Building Glossary:

Patagonia Environmentalism:

The Story of Stuff:

GE Ecomagination: